Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Higher Order Thinking in Science Classrooms: Students’ Learning and Teachers’ Professional Development

Authors: Zohar, Anat

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How can educators bridge the gap between "big" ideas about teaching students to think and educational practice? This book addresses this question by a unique combination of theory, field experience and elaborate educational research. Its basic idea is to look at science instruction with regard to two sets of explicit goals: one set refers to teaching science concepts and the second set refers to teaching higher order thinking.

This book tells about how thinking can be taught not only in the rare and unique conditions that are so typical of affluent experimental educational projects but also in the less privileged but much more common conditions of educational practice that most schools have to endure. It provides empirical evidence showing that students from all academic levels actually improve their thinking and their scientific knowledge following the thinking curricula, and discusses specific means for teaching higher order thinking to students with low academic achievements. The second part of the book addresses issues that pertain to teachers' professional development and to their knowledge and beliefs regarding the teaching of higher order thinking.

This book is intended for a very large audience: researchers (including graduate students), curricular designers, practicing and pre-service teachers, college students, teacher educators and those interested in educational reform. Although the book is primarily about the development of thinking in science classrooms, most of it chapters may be of interest to educators from all disciplines.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Description of the TSC Project

    Zohar, Anat

    Pages 1-11

  • Pedagogical Considerations in Teaching a Thinking Strategy as an Explicit Educational Goal

    Zohar, Anat

    Pages 13-27

  • “To Know or Not to Know” — The Elusive Nature of Learning a Thinking Strategy

    Zohar, Anat

    Pages 29-40

  • Teaching Thinking Skills and Science Knowledge: Two Competing or Two Complementary Goals?

    Zohar, Anat

    Pages 41-54

  • Assessing Students’ Reasoning Abilities Following the Implementation of the TSC Project

    Zohar, Anat

    Pages 55-79

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eBook $69.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-1853-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Order Thinking in Science Classrooms: Students’ Learning and Teachers’ Professional Development
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-1854-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-1854-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1852-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1853-4
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics